Category: Match Preview

PREVIEW: WOKING V WHITES

Dover will be aiming to beat Woking for the fifth consecutive National League game when we head to Surrey on Tuesday night.

Chris Kinnear’s side remained fifth on the National League ladder after beating Eastleigh 3-0 at Crabble on Saturday but the boss is not taking the impressive record against the Cards for granted – far from it.

He said: “It’s always difficult at Woking – it will be a hard game, there is no doubt about that.

“Gary Hill (Woking manager) has been in this game for a long time and he knows how to get results.

“They may not have enjoyed the best of times recently but they are a decent side with some very good players in it.

“You can rest assured that we are not taking anything for granted – we never do.”

WOKING’S RECENT FORM

The Cards are currently 20th on the National League ladder after losing 4-3 at Forest Green Rovers last Saturday.

Keanu Marsh-Brown put the hosts ahead in the 37th minute before Woking equalised through Joey Jones’ stunning long range effort.

Woking hit the lead through Gozie Ugwu before Christian Doidge replied for Forest Green.

Darren Carter had a penalty saved by Woking goalkeeper Michael Poke with 23 minutes remaining but Omar Bugiel scored twice to make it 4-2 to the hosts before Woking reduced the deficit through Terell Thomas in stoppage time.
In their past two home games, Woking drew 0-0 with Southport after beating Solihulll Moors 2-1.
RECENT MEETINGS

22/11/16: Dover Athletic 3-1 Woking

5/3/16: Woking 0-1 Dover Athletic

25/9/15: Dover Athletic 2-0 Woking

6/4/15: Dover Athletic 2-1 Woking

25/8/14: Woking 6-1 Dover Athletic

HITMEN

Whites’ leading scorer in the National League this season is Ricky Miller with 30 following his hat-trick against Eastleigh at Crabble on Saturday..

Miller missed the clash with Woking earlier this season through suspension.

Former Woking loanee Ross Lafayette, who has scored 10 goals this season, scored twice in the 3-1 win that night

Moses Emmanuel scored the other goal and now has 11 league goals to his name.

Woking’s leading man with 12 goals is Gozie Ugwu.

DOVER TEAM NEWS

Eastleigh loanee Connor Essam is available again after not being able to play against his parent club last Saturday.

Midfielder Ricky Modeste is in doubt after he injured his knee in the first half against Eastleigh and was replaced by James Hurst at half-time.

Striker Tyrone Marsh (knee) is also still not available.

DOVER COLOURS

For Dover fans wanting to show their colours at Woking by wearing the matching shirts as the players, captain Jamie Grimes and his team-mates will be wearing their blue shirts.

COVERAGE

The game starts at 7.45pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

TUESDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

Bromley v Braintree Town

Dagenham & Redbridge v Maidstone United

Eastleigh v Aldershot Town

Guiseley AFC v Barrow

Lincoln City v York City

Solihull Moors v Boreham Wood

Tranmere Rovers v Forest Green Rovers

AWAY TRAVEL

There will be a Supporters Club coach heading to Woking on Tuesday.

It leaves Crabble at 4.30pm and the cost is:

Adults Members £15, Adult Non Members £30 and accompanied child (under 16) £5.

Please call or text Andy Fisher on 0793 4300335 to book your seat.

Please note that you are now required to pay for your seat in advance in cash or by cheque or via bank transfer.

Visit http://www.dasc.co.uk/ for all the details.

PREVIEW: WHITES VS EASTLEIGH

IT HAS been a turbulent week for Saturday’s visitors to Crabble, Eastleigh.

Tuesday’s home defeat by Macclesfield Town was their third consecutive loss in the National League and manager Martin Allen was relieved of his duties on Wednesday.

Dover boss Chris Kinnear, whose side will start the game in fifth place, was not about to get distracted by Allen’s exit after just after just 14 games in charge of the Hampshire side.

He said: “What has happened down there is none of our business – it doesn’t matter who’s in the dugout for them now and it won’t change the way we prepare for the game.

“I’ve just got to make sure we play the way we want to play as I have no doubt it will be a tough match.

“Whoever plays for them will be wanting to impress a new manager, so they will be up for it, regardless of what their current form would suggest.”

Following Allen’s departure, Eastleigh have appointed former manager Richard Hill as director of football and placed him in short-term charge of the team.

Hill was in charge at Eastleigh between 2012 and 2015 and guided them to promotion into the National League before resigning.

He will be assisted by senior players Craig McAllister and Ben Strevens, plus head of youth Lee Peacock.

EASTLEIGH’S RECENT FORM

Known as The Spitfires, Eastleigh are currently 15th on the National League ladder after losing 1-0 at home against Macclesfield Town on Tuesday night.

They have now gone seven games without a league victory and are currently nine points above the drop zone.

It was their third consecutive defeat after losing both previous home games against Tranmere Rovers (2-0) last Saturday and Braintree Town (2-0) the previous Tuesday.

RECENT MEETING

16/08/16:  Eastleigh 2-4 Dover Athletic

HITMEN

Whites’ top scorer in the National League this season is Ricky Miller with 27 and 32 overall.

Miller scored in the win in Hamphsire earlier this season after starting the game off the bench following his one-game suspension after his red card against Boreham Wood.

Ross Lafayette, who has scored 10 goals this season, also scored in the win at the Silverlake Stadium against his former team.

Moses Emmanuel is Dover’s second leading marksman with 11 league goals to his name.

Eastleigh’s leading man with four goals is James Constable.

DOVER TEAM NEWS

Loanee Connor Essam cannot play against his parent club meaning Bondz N’Gala could make his Dover debut against his former club.

Assistant boss Jake Leberl said on Thursday that only striker Tyrone Marsh (knee) was not available.

TICKET NEWS

Tickets can sbe purchased on the day and this match is NOT segregated.

COVERAGE

The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip to Crabble, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

MATCH SPONSOR

Chartered accountants McCabe Ford Williams are sponsors for the Eastleigh match.

We thank them for their support.

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES (3pm)

Aldershot Town v Bromley

Braintree Town v Maidstone United

Forest Green Rovers v Woking

Guiseley AFC v North Ferriby United

Solihull Moors v Wrexham

Southport v Chester FC

Torquay United v Sutton United

AWAY DAYS

There will be a Supporters Club coach heading to Woking next Tuesday.

Coach leaves Crabble at 4.30pm and the cost is:

Adults Members £15, Adult Non Members £30 and accompanied child (under 16) £5.

Please call or text Andy Fisher on 0793 4300335 to book your seat.

Please note that you are now required to pay for your seat in advance in cash or by cheque or via bank transfer.

Visit http://www.dasc.co.uk/ for all the details.

PREVIEW: NORTH FERRIBY UNITED V WHITES

Dover will be looking to get back in the play-off places when boss Chris Kinnear’s side heads to struggling North Ferriby United on Saturday.

Whites dropped from fifth to sixth on Wednesday night after Barrow AFC won 1-0 at Macclesfield Town.

Those three points saw Barrow replace Dover in the top five on goal difference.

North Ferriby United, who won promotion last season after beating AFC Fylde 2-1 in the play-off final, have found the going tough in their début season.

They are currently bottom and have the poorest home record in the league so far this season with 14 points from a possible 45.

The Yorkshire side have also lost their last two league games, but Kinnear is taking nothing for granted ahead of Whites first trip to Grange Lane or EON Visual Media Stadium as it is called.

He said: “They are fighting for their lives and will no doubt work really hard.

“It is sometimes harder to play a team that are down there and these are not the worst team in this league.”

NORTH FERRIBY UNITED’S RECENT FORM

Known as The Villagers, United slipped to the bottom of the National League ladder after losing 1-0 at Braintree Town last Saturday.

Seven days earlier, they lost 2-0 at home against Macclesfield Town.

RECENT MEETING

13/08/16:  Dover Athletic 2-0 North Ferriby United

HITMEN

Whites’ top scorer in the National League this season is Ricky Miller with 27 and 32 overall.

Miller missed the win against North Ferriby United at Crabble earlier this season through suspension.

The goals that day were scored by Miller’s strike partners Ross Lafayette and Moses Emmanuel.

Emmanuel now has 11 league goals to his name while Lafayette has 10.

Reece Thompson is North Ferriby United’s leading man with six goals.

DOVER TEAM NEWS

Assistant boss Jake Leberl said on Thursday that only striker Tyrone Marsh (knee) was not available.

DOVER COLOURS

For Dover fans wanting to show their colours at North Ferriby United by wearing the matching shirts as the players, captain Jamie Grimes and his team-mates will be wearing their blue shirts.

 COVERAGE

The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip to Yorkshire, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES (3pm)

Barrow  v Torquay United

Boreham Wood  v York City

Bromley  v Solihull Moors

Dagenham & Redbridge  v Guiseley AFC

Eastleigh  v Tranmere Rovers

Gateshead  v Forest Green Rovers

Macclesfield Town  v Braintree Town

Maidstone United  v Chester FC

Woking  v Southport

Wrexham  v Aldershot Town

AWAY DAYS

There will be a Supporters Club coach heading north on Saturday and it’s not too late to get on it.

Coach leaves Crabble at 7.30am and the cost is:

Adults Members £30, Adult Non Members £45 and accompanied child (under 16) £10.

Please call or text Andy Fisher on 0793 4300335 to book your seat.

You are now required to pay for your seat in advance in cash or by cheque or via bank transfer.

Visit http://www.dasc.co.uk/ for all the details.

PREVIEW: WHITES V WREXHAM AFC

Dover will be looking to maintain their impressive record against Wrexham when the Welsh side come calling in the National League on Saturday.

Boss Chris Kinnear’s side are unbeaten in five games against the Dragons since winning promotion to non-league’s top-flight after winning three games and drawing two, including the 0-0 draw at the Racecourse Ground on the opening day of this season.

Of those wins, two have been at Crabble, with Ricky Miller and now Gateshead winger, Toby Ajala, scoring in the 2-1 win at the venue last season.

Miller’s opened the scoring with a header from a Nicky Deverdics free-kick and the pair could be reunited in Saturday’s game after midfielder Deverdics joined Whites on loan from League Two Hartlepool United this week.

Deverdics and fellow new arrivals, winger James Caton, who made four appearances for Wrexham last season while on loan from Shrewsbury Town, and defender Bondz N’Gala, will all come into reckoning for the clash.

WREXHAM’S RECENT FORM

The Dragons will arrive in Kent on an impressive run of form and in 10th place on the league ladder.

They are unbeaten in their past five league games after four wins and a draw, 1-1 at arch rivals Chester.

Wrexham’s latest win saw them come from behind to beat Guiseley 3-1 at the Racecourse Ground last Saturday.

A double from National League Player of the Month for January, John Rooney, who had come on as a substitute, and Ntumba Massena, secured the three points.

RECENT MEETINGS

06/08/16: Wrexham 0-0  Dover Athletic

09/04/16: Wrexham 0-1 Dover Athletic

10/10/15: Dover Athletic 2-1 Wrexham

31/03/15: Wrexham 1-1 Dover Athletic

20/01/15: Dover Athletic 2-0 Wrexham

HITMEN

Whites’ top scorer in the National League this season is Ricky Miller with 27 after his double in the 3-1 win against Chester at Crabble two weeks ago.

Miller’s strike partners Ross Lafayette and Moses Emmanuel are also both in double figures with Emmanuel on 11 and Lafayette with 10 to his name.

Rooney is Wrexham’s leading man with 11 goals.

DOVER TEAM NEWS

Assistant boss Jake Leberl said on Friday that only striker Tyrone Marsh (knee) was not available.

TICKET NEWS

Tickets can still be purchased on the day but supporters should note that this match IS segregated.

 COVERAGE

The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip up the hill to Crabble, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES (3pm)

Chester v Gateshead

Aldershot Town v Barrow

Braintree Town v North Ferriby

Forest Green Rovers v Boreham Wood

Guiseley v Eastleigh

Lincoln City v Woking

Solihull Moors v Sutton United

Southport v Dagenham & Redbridge

Torquay United v Macclesfield Town

Tranmere Rovers v Bromley

York City v Maidstone United

AWAY DAYS

Dover hit the road for two National League games at North Ferriby United and Woking Town with Supporters Club coach details as follows for travelling fans.

NORTH FERRIBY UNITED (3pm Saturday, February 18)

Coach leaves Crabble at 7.30am and the cost is as follows:

Adults Members £30, Adult Non Members £45 and accompanied child (under 16) £10.

WOKING TOWN (7.45pm Tuesday, February 28)

Coach leaves Crabble at 4.30pm and the cost is as follows:

Adults Members £15, Adult Non Members £30 and accompanied child (under 16) £10.

Please call or text Andy Fisher on 0793 4300335 to book your seat or see him in the Centre Spot before or after today’s game.

You are now required to pay for your seat in advance in cash or by cheque or via bank transfer.

Visit http://www.dasc.co.uk/ for all the details.

WHITES IN KENT CUP ACTION

NEW signing James Caton is poised to make his Dover Athletic debut when Whites host Ryman League North side VCD Athletic in the Kent Reliance Senior Cup quarter-final clash at Crabble on Monday.

The former Shrewsbury Town winger joined boss Chris Kinnear’s last Thursday after spending the first half of this season with National League rivals Southport.

Dover won 1-0 at Ryman League, Division 1 South side Herne Bay thanks to Tyrone Marsh’s first half goal last month to reach this stage of the competition.

Marsh won’t feature against VCD, who beat Gillingham 3-2 in the last round, due to a knee injury.

VCD did not play on Saturday after their league clash at Bowers & Pitsea was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

They have lost their past five league games and are currently 18th on the ladder, five points above the relegation zone.

The club have reduced the admission price for the game down to just £5 for all, while under-11s get into Crabble for free, to allow as many fans and members of the community as possible to come along.

The game kicks-off at 7.45pm.

PREVIEW: WHITES V CHESTER FC

Dover will be out to end a run of two consecutive National League defeats when they host Chester FC at Crabble on Saturday.

Losses at Macclesfield Town and Lincoln City have seen boss Chris Kinnear’s side drop to sixth on the ladder on goal difference behind Barrow.

Whites will also want to secure a first win at home since the 3-1 triumph against Woking on November 22.

But the boss is not letting the formbook get to him.

He said: “It is always disappointing to lose, but we are not going to overreact to recent defeats.

“With second to fifth all facing each other, Saturday will provide a great opportunity for us to make up some ground and hopefully we can end the day in the play-off positions again.”

Chester FC scored five second half goals to beat Dover 5-0 earlier this season and condemn Whites to their heaviest league defeat in two years.

Something captain Jamie Grimes wants to erase from the memory bank.

He said: “We owe Chester after probably our worst performance of the season at their place in October.

“It was possibly a false score in the end after having played 60 minutes with goalkeeper Steve Arnold hobbling around with a fractured foot.

“But that doesn’t make that result any easier to bear – that hurt, so hopefully we can put it right on Saturday.”

 

CHESTER’S RECENT FORM

The Blues came from behind the draw 1-1 against visiting Wrexham in the cross-border derby last Saturday.

Former Chester man John Rooney put Wrexham ahead in the second half after he scored from close range.

James Alabi levelled for the hosts from the penalty spot after he had been brought down by James Jennings.

Chester finished the game with 10 men after a second yellow card for captain Luke George.

Alabi also scored a double in Chester’s previous league game, a 2-1 win at Braintree Town.

RECENT MEETINGS

01/10/16: Chester 5-0 Dover Athletic

24/11/15: Chester 1-1 Dover Athletic

15/08/15: Dover Athletic 0-0 Chester

11/04/15: Chester 3-1 Dover Athletic

11/10/14: Dover Athletic 2-0 Chester

HITMEN

Whites’ top scorer in the National League this season is Ricky Miller with 25.

Miller’s strike partners Ross Lafayette and Moses Emmanuel are also both in double figures with Emmanuel on 11 and Lafayette with 10 to his name.

Alabi is Chester’s leading man with 11 goals.

DOVER TEAM NEWS

Assistant boss Jake Leberl said on Friday that there are no injury concerns although Ricky Modeste’s involvement remains to be seen as he awaits the birth of his first child.

TICKET NEWS

Tickets can still be purchased on the day and this match is NOT segregated.

 COVERAGE

The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip up the hill to Crabble, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES (3pm)

Aldershot Town v York City

Barrow v Forest Green Rovers

Bromley v Southport

Eastleigh v Woking

North Ferriby United v Macclesfield Town

Solihull Moors v Maidstone United

Torquay United v Gateshead

Tranmere Rovers v Dagenham & Redbridge

Wrexham v Boreham Wood 

AWAY DAYS

Dover hit the road for two National League games at North Ferriby United and Woking Town with Supporters Club coach details as follows for travelling fans.

NORTH FERRIBY UNITED (3pm Saturday, February 18)

Coach leaves Crabble at 7.30am and the cost is as follows:

Adults Members £30, Adult Non Members £45 and accompanied child (under 16) £10.

WOKING TOWN (7.45pm Tuesday, February 28)

Coach leaves Crabble at 4.30pm and the cost is as follows:

Adults Members £15, Adult Non Members £30 and accompanied child (under 16) £10.

Please call or text Andy Fisher on 0793 4300335 to book your seat or see him in the Centre Spot before or after today’s game.

You are now required to pay for your seat in advance in cash or by cheque or via bank transfer.

Visit http://www.dasc.co.uk/ for all the details.

PREVIEW: LINCOLN CITY V DOVER ATHLETIC

JAMIE Grimes scored his first goal of the season in the 2-0 win against Lincoln City at Crabble in September.

The captain says he wouldn’t mind repeating it when Whites play the now table-topping Imps at Sincil Bank on Friday night.

But the defender, who has scored in his past two National League games, admits that comes way down on his list of priorities as boss Chris Kinnear’s side aim to complete the double over Lincoln for the second consecutive season.

Grimes said: “A win is my first priority, regardless of who scores – I don’t mind at all as long as we get the three points.

“I would then say a win with a clean sheet is next on my list and then a win with goal from yours truly would be nice as I will have about 12 family members in the crowd!

And Grimes is well aware of the challenge that lies ahead in Lincolnshire.

He said: “We want the points – they want them too.

“It’s going to be a massive game with a massive crowd in attendance.

“As player, these are games you want to play in. Me and lads are really looking forward to it.”

LINCOLN’S RECENT FORM

The Imps dumped Championship side Ipswich Town out of the FA Cup on Tuesday night after winning the Third Round replay 1-0 at Sincil Bank.

Nathan Arnold scored the all-important goal in injury time after the sides had drawn 2-2 at Portman Road 10 days earlier.

In their last National League game, Lincoln came from behind to beat nine-man Guiseley 3-1 at Sincil Bank on New Year’s Day.

Guiseley took the lead through Sam Habergham’s own goal before the hosts replied with an Alan Power penalty and goals from Sean Raggett and Arnold.

That win took them top of the ladder and they are currently five places and six points ahead of Whites.

RECENT MEETINGS

31/01/15: Lincoln City 1-0 Dover Athletic

07/03/15: Dover Athletic 1-2 Lincoln City

09/01/16: Lincoln City 2-3 Dover Athletic

15/03/16: Dover Athletic 4-1 Lincoln City

24/09/16: Dover Athletic 2-0 Lincoln City

HITMEN

Whites’ top scorer in the league this season is Ricky Miller with 25.

Miller’s strike partners Moses Emmanuel and Ross Lafayette are also both in double figures with 11 and 10 respectively.

Matt Rhead is Lincoln’s top marksman in the league with 11 goals while Arnold has got 10.

TEAM NEWS

Boss Chris Kinnear says all players are fit for the trip apart from an ill Ricky Modeste.

The squad will also include loan signing, defender Connor Essam. who arrived from Eastleigh last week and played in the Kent Reliance Senior Cup win at Herne Bay on Monday.

Lincoln signed Brighton & Hove Albion winger Joe Ward on a one-month loan deal last week.

The 21-year-old has played four games this season for Albion’s under-21 side in the EFL Trophy.

DOVER COLOURS

For Dover fans wanting to show their colours at Lincoln by wearing the matching shirts as the players, captain Jamie Grimes and his team-mates will be wearing their blue shirts.

TICKET NEWS

With the game being broadcast live on BT Sport, and due to the interest in the fixture from Imps’ supporters, the decision has been made to open up the Stacey West Stand for home fans.

That means Dover supporters will now be in blocks 1-3 of the Bridge McFarland Stand and not in the normal away end.

Dover fans will be able to buy tickets at the away turnstiles on Friday night and prices are as follows:

Adult  £18

60+/*Disabled £13

Student (Photo ID)  £7

Junior U18  £7

 *Disabled – Proof of DLA Medium/ High | PIP – enhanced. If travelling disabled supporters have the HIGH or ENHANCED rate they will be entitled to the helpers ticket free of charge.

COVERAGE

The game starts at 7.45pm but if you are unable to make the trip north, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText ƒ- follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 7pm.

COACH TRAVEL

The Supporters Club are running a coach to the game at Lincoln City and it’s not too late to get on it.

Thanks to a generous donation by local businessman and huge Dover Athletic fan Nick Cunningham– who owns Nick Cunningham Plumbing and Heating Engineers, based in Sandwich –seats on the coach are being sold at a reduced price.

We thank Nick for his kind gesture and hope that fans take advantage of his generosity.

Coach leaves Crabble at 1pm and the cost is:

Adults Members £10, Adult Non Members £20 and accompanied child (under 16) £5.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat.

PREVIEW: MACCLESFIELD TOWN V DOVER ATHLETIC

DOVER will be hoping to improve their fortunes at the Moss Rose when we head to Cheshire on Tuesday to tackle Macclesfield Town in a re-arranged National League match.

The Silkmen led 1-0 in the original game on November 26 before the game was abandoned in the second half due to heavy fog.

But the 528-mile round trip to the venue had not been the best of hunting grounds for boss Chris Kinnear and his sides before Mother Nature intervened last year.

Whites had not scored in their past two games at the venue before the November showdown and have headed home with just a single point out of a possible six.

WHAT MACCLESFIELD ARE SAYING

Assistant manager Steve Watson speaking to the Macclesfield Town website said the squad is full of confidence heading into the rematch.

He said: “I think Dover will be fully aware we were playing very well on the night. They might set up a little bit differently or approach it a little bit differently, but from our point of view with the way we started we’d like to go and do exactly the same.

“No two games are the same though and we don’t know what they’re going to be like with their team, the way they set up.

“We’ll be going into the match with confidence though certainly, from the second-halves of the two games we’ve just had especially.”

Macclesfield were without a game last weekend due to the FA Cup fixtures, having missed out on the opportunity after the defeat to League One side Oxford.

MACCLESFIELDƒ’S RECENT FORM

The Silkmen beat second-place Tranmere Rovers 4-2 at Moss Rose last time out on New Year’s Day.

Rovers led twice courtesy of goals from Stephen McNulty and Ritchie Sutton before the hosts secured all three points with a Paul Lewis hat-trick and a Danny Rowe goal.
That win sees them 11th on the National League ladder,six places and nine points behind Whites.

RECENT MEETINGS

13/09/14: Dover Athletic 0-1 Macclesfield Town
18/10/14: Macclesfield Town 1-0 Dover Athletic
17/10/15: Dover Athletic 2-1 Macclesfield Town
12/04/16: Macclesfield Town 0-0 Dover Athletic

HITMEN

Whites’ top scorer in the league this season is Ricky Miller with 25 following his penalty in the 2-2 draw with York City at Crabble on Saturday

Miller’s strike partners Ross Lafayette and Moses Emmanuel are also both in double figures after both scored in the 4-1 win at Maidstone on New Year’s Day.

Emmanuel’s double sees him on 11 goals while Lafayette has 10 to his name.

Chris Holroyd is Macclesfield’s top marksman in the league with nine goals.

TEAM NEWS

Assistant boss Jake Leberl says all players are fit for the trip north.

Meanwhile, Macclesfield have signed goalkeeper Scott Flinders on a free transfer after he left York City by mutual consent on Thursday.

The 30-year-old spent time on loan with the Silkmen earlier this season between September and October.

Macclesfield have also signed striker Anthony Dudley on loan from Bury.

DOVER COLOURS

For Dover fans wanting to show their colours at Macclesfield by wearing the matching shirts as the players, captain Jamie Grimes and his team-mates will be wearing their yellow shirts.

TICKET NEWS

Macclesfield Town have confirmed all supporters with a valid match ticket for the original fixture are able to attend Tuesday’s game for free.

For those without a valid ticket from the original fixture, standard ticket prices apply for the game.

COVERAGE

The game starts at 7.45pm but if you are unable to make the long trip north, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText ƒ- follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 7pm.

TUESDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

Barrow v Southport

Braintree Town v Sutton United

Eastleigh v Forest Green Rovers

LOOKING AHEAD

The Supporters Club are running a coach to the National League games at  Macclesfield Town and Lincoln City.

Details for both are as follows:

Macclesfield Town (Tuesday, January 10)

Coach leaves Crabble at 12.45pm and the cost is

Adults Members £30, Adult Non Members £35 and accompanied child (under 16) £10.

Lincoln City (Friday, January 20)

Thanks to a generous donation by local businessman and huge Dover Athletic fan Nick Cunningham– who owns Nick Cunningham Plumbing and Heating Engineers, based in Sandwich –seats on the coach are being sold at a reduced price.

We thank Nick for his kind gesture and hope that fans take advantage of his generosity.

Coach leaves Crabble at 1pm and the cost is:

Adults Members £10, Adult Non Members £20 and accompanied child (under 16) £5.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seats.

 

PREVIEW: WHITES V YORK CITY

DOVER assistant boss Jake Leberl stressed that there will be no room for complacency when Whites take on rock bottom York City at Crabble on Saturday.

The Minstermen, relegated from League Two last season, have won only four League games all season and arrive in Kent one point adrift at the foot of the table.

Whites are fifth and 27 points better off, but Leberl said nothing would be taken for granted.

He said: “It is unbelievable a club such as York is struggling at the bottom of this league.

“Saying that, we cannot worry about them and their current situation.

“This is an extremely tough league – there are no easy games in it.  This game will be no different.

“We have got to ensure that we go out there and put on a professional performance and hopefully get some more points.

“We are in the play-off positions now and we’ve got to show grit, desire and determination to stay in there.”

Three points on Saturday would also secure a first win at home for boss Chris Kinnear’s side since the  3-1 win against Woking on November 22

WHAT YORK BOSS GARY MILLS IS SAYING ABOUT DOVER

“They are doing well and have got themselves back in the play-offs, so we’ve got to work hard and fight for everything,” he told Minstermen PlayerHD.

“Not many people think we can beat anybody at the moment, so let them think that.

“We know what we are capable of and we’ll be going there not to get a draw, but a win. They play a man-marking game that I’ve never seen anybody else play, but it works for them home and away.

“They’ve also got a striker who’s the hottest property in the league and all their forwards are on fire at the moment, but it’s a challenge we’ve got to overcome and we’ve got to make sure we have more of the ball than we did against North Ferriby on Sunday.”

 YORK CITY’S RECENT FORM

York lost 1-0 at home against fellow strugglers North Ferriby United on New Year’s Day.

Prior to that, they won the reverse clash by the same scoreline on Boxing Day with Forest Green Rovers loanee Aarran Racine getting the goal.

RECENT MEETINGS

Dover won the only previous meeting between the two clubs, 1-0 at Bootham Crescent in September.

Ricky Miller scored the all-important goal in the first half.

HITMEN

Whites’ top scorer in the National League this season is Miller with 24.

Miller’s strike partners Ross Lafayette and Moses Emmanuel are also both in double figures after both scored in the 4-1 win at Maidstone on New Year’s Day.

Emmanuel’s double sees him on 11 goals while Lafayette has 10 to his name.

The trio’s form in front of goal mean Whites are the equal joint leading scorers in the league alongside table-topping Lincoln City with 55.

Midfielder Aidan Connolly is York’s leading man with three goals, but he will miss the clash at Crabble with a thigh injury.

TEAM NEWS

Leberl says there are no injury concerns while new signing James Hurst is in contention to make the matchday squad.

Midfielder Joe Healy is also available.

TICKET NEWS

Tickets can still be purchased on the day and this match is SEGREGATED.

 COVERAGE

The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip up the hill to Crabble, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

 ALDERSHOT TOWN v SOUTHPORT

BRAINTREE TOWN V CHESTER FC

BROMLEY V FOREST GREEN ROVERS

GUISELEY AFC V MAIDSTONE UNITED

NORTH FERRIBY UNITED V DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE

SOLIHULL MOORS V GATESHEAD

TORQUAY UNITED V BOREHAM WOOD

WREXHAM v WOKING

LOOKING AHEAD

The Supporters Club are running a coach to the National League games at  Macclesfield Town and Lincoln City.

 Details for both are as follows:

Macclesfield Town (Tuesday, January 10)

Coach leaves Crabble at 12.45pm and the cost is

Adults Members £30, Adult Non Members £35 and accompanied child (under 16) £10.

Lincoln City (Friday, January 20)

Thanks to a generous donation by local businessman and huge Dover Athletic fan Nick Cunningham– who owns Nick Cunningham Plumbing and Heating Engineers, based in Sandwich –seats on the coach are being sold at a reduced price.

We thank Nick for his kind gesture and hope that fans take advantage of his generosity.

Coach leaves Crabble at 1pm and the cost is:

Adults Members £10, Adult Non Members £20 and accompanied child (under 16) £5.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat or see him in the Centre Spot on Saturday

PREVIEW: MAIDSTONE UNITED V WHITES

DOVER will be aiming to get back to winning ways in the National League when we travel to Kent rivals Maidstone United on New Year’s Day.

Boss Chris Kinnear’s team have not won in the league since the 6-0 triumph at Sutton United on November 29.

That impressive performance was followed by a defeat at home against Dagenham and Redbridge and draws with Forest Green Rovers and today’s hosts at Crabble on Boxing Day.

That 1-1 draw with Stones kept Dover sixth, one point out of the play-off positions.

Ricky Miller’s first-half penalty put Whites ahead before Jamar Loza’s second-half equaliser for Stones.

Sunday’s re-match will be shown live on BT Sport at 6pm.

TICKET NEWS

It’s an all-ticket match and ticket sales are now CLOSED.

Please be aware that NO tickets will be available on the turnstiles on the night.

Gates open at 3.30pm and Dover fans should enter the ground at turnstile eight.

This entrance is off James Whatman Way, opposite Kent History & Library Centre.

 MAIDSTONE UNITED’S RECENT FORM

Prior to the 1-1 draw at Crabble, the Stones had lost their past two National League games, losing 2-1 at home against North Ferriby United and 2-0 at Bromley.

Maidstone had ended a four-game losing streak before the loss at Bromley by beating Eastleigh 2-1 at the Gallagher.

RECENT MEETINGS

Honours finished even after the draw on Boxing Day.

Dover last beat Maidstone United in a Kent Senior Cup match at Sittingbourne when Whites triumphed 6-3 in October 2011.

The previous league meetings between the sides was in the Isthmian Premier during the 2008-09 season.

Dover won both contests, 3-0 at Crabble, and 2-0 at Sittingbourne.

HITMEN

Whites’ top scorer in the National League this season is Ricky Miller with 25.

Miller’s strike partners Ross Lafayette and Moses Emmanuel both have nine each.

Bobby-Joe Taylor is Maidstone’s leading man with six league goals.

TEAM NEWS

Assistant boss Jake Leberl says there are no injury concerns.

However, midfielder Joe Healy is not available while Ira Jackson Jnr has joined Margate on a 28-day loan.

DOVER COLOURS

For Dover fans wanting to show their colours at the Gallagher Stadium by wearing the matching shirts as the players, captain Jamie Grimes and his team-mates will be wearing their blue shirts.

COVERAGE

The game starts at 6pm but if you are unable to make the trip to the Gallagher Stadium, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

The Centre Spot will be also be screening the game live and will be open from 5pm.

SUNDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

Woking v Aldershot Town

Chester FC v Solihull Moors

Forest Green Rovers v Torquay United

Lincoln City v Guiseley AFC

Macclesfield Town v Tranmere Rovers

Southport v Wrexham

Sutton United v Bromley

York City v North Ferriby United

LOOKING AHEAD

The Supporters Club are running a coach to the National League game at Macclesfield Town on Tuesday, January 10 and details are:

Coach leaves Crabble at 12.45pm and the cost is as follows:

Adults Members £30, Adult Non Members £35 and accompanied child (under 16) £10.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat.